No write-up for this one (yet) I'm afraid. For now, just a video review of a really enjoyable, approachable, and eminently affordable blended whisky by Duncan Taylor. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/cHzMKwYwjUE
Powers 12 John’s Lane (Irish - Pot Still) - 46% ABV Well here we go… My first Irish whiskey review! I’ve generally enjoyed the history of Irish whiskey far more than the actual product, as I’ve tended to find them pleasant, but a little too uncomplicated to hold my interest for long. That, however, is … Continue reading Whisk(e)y Musings – Powers 12 John’s Lane Review
I can be critical (while fair) of the LCBO for a lot of their practices, but I do have to give them kudos for the tasting bars they've opened at some locations. Not only is it a great way to taste bottles before committing to a full purchase, it's a great way to sample, for … Continue reading Whiskies I’ll Never Own: Johnny Walker Blue Ghost & Rare
https://youtu.be/VlgEJ8IMuRo Aberlour A’bunadh Batch 53 (Speyside) - 59.5% ABV - $99.95 (LCBO) Nose: Nosed neat this is a dram that will come at you hard. Not purely alcohol, but big, fruity, sherry notes. Big notes of cherry, plum and raisins complemented by a lively honey and toffee sweetness. Recommend taking down the ABV with … Continue reading Whisky Musings – Aberlour A’bunadh Review
https://youtu.be/78mmoLfdygg Glenfarclas 12 (Speyside) - 43% ABV - $74.95 (LCBO) Nose: Full and fruity, and fresh in a way that reminds me of a glade or orchard after a rainfall. Red currants, raisins, slight strawberry, are joined by notes of grapes and pears. That freshness comes through as something vegetal, like damp grass or … Continue reading Whisky Musings – Glenfarclas 12 Review
Here we are, part FOUR of my three-part Glengoyne vertical distillery review! Sigh. What is it they say about the best laid plans of mice and men? I didn't think I would be able to get my hands on this bottle, so I moved ahead with my Glengoyne reviews, and no sooner did I finish … Continue reading Whisky Musings – Glengoyne 15 Review
Stupid summer schedule... It's taken far, far too long, but here at last is the third and final installment of my Glengoyne review trilogy! (I had a wee bit of technical difficulty with this one, so please forgive any sound/video hiccup) https://youtu.be/zk1rlN1uWU8 Glengoyne 18 Year Old (Highland) - 43% ABV - $169.40 CAD (LCBO) … Continue reading Glengoyne 18 Year Old Review
Here is part two of my Glengoyne review trilogy: The 12 Year Old! Did I enjoy it more than the 10? Well, yes.
Quick confession here… I’m a big fan of Glengoyne. To that end, I wanted to do three consecutive reviews of Glengoyne whiskies. This is the first: their entry level 10 year old.
Hello everyone! It's my pleasure to play host to something a little different this month. As someone who has benefited enormously from a generous and hard work of the online whisk(e)y community, I love the efforts that Zac and LeAnne (the Whiskeysmiths) are making to recognize those tireless contributors. So a big thank you to the Whiskeysmiths for allowing me the opportunity to help promote this worthy endeavour.